Event Reviews

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31

March 18, 2022 – Spring Medley

March 18, 2022 – Spring Medley

March 18, 2022 – Spring Medley Sandra Hatcher is a Senior Professor of Ikenobo (Fukusokatoku). She began her study of Ikenobo in 1994 and has participated in the Ikenobo Study Tour in Kyoto, Japan seven times. She was the first recipient of the Ikenobo Ikebana Northern California Scholarship which was established in 2006 for independent…

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 Rayko Kurasaki (Enshu) considers San Francisco her home town since arriving from Japan back when she was in third grade. She began taking lessons in the Enshu School of ikebana more than 50 years ago with Obata Sensei and later studied with her successor, Sakaki Sensei. In turn she succeeded Sakaki Sensei and was teaching in El Cerrito for several years up until the pandemic. She has created arrangements for our I.I. meetings and has participated in the biennial Ikebana International shows and at the Ikebana Teachers Federation exhibit during the Japan Town Cherry Blossom Festival.  Two Schools in Contrast – Sogetsu and Enshu – February 18, 2022

Two Schools in Contrast – Sogetsu and Enshu – February 18, 2022

Two Schools in Contrast – Sogetsu and Enshu – February 18, 2022 Rayko Kurasaki (Enshu) considers San Francisco her home town since arriving from Japan back when she was in third grade. She began taking lessons in the Enshu School of ikebana more than 50 years ago with Obata Sensei and later studied with her…

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January 21, 2022 – 62nd Anniversary Celebration – Demonstration by Past Presidents

January 21, 2022 – 62nd Anniversary Celebration – Demonstration by Past Presidents

January 21, 2022 – 62nd Anniversary Celebration – Demonstration by Past Presidents Happy New Year. Please join us in celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of Ikebana International San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Due the recent surge in Covid infections, the program committee out of abundance of caution for the health of our members has decided to…

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 A celebration of Tradition – Series 4. Live production will feature our teacher advisor for Aratame schoool, Sumi Metz. December 10, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition – Series 4, Holiday Arrangements You are here:

December 10, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition – Series 4, Holiday Arrangements

December 10, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition – Series 4, Holiday Arrangements A celebration of Tradition – Series 4. Live production will feature our teacher advisor for Aratame schoool, Sumi Metz. Sumi Metz has taught Ikebana for more than 40 years in Nagasaki Japan and in the United States and provides ikebana instruction for…

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November 19, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition – Series 3, Autumn Joy

November 19, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition – Series 3, Autumn Joy

November 19, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition – Series 3, Autumn Joy Live production will feature our teacher advisor for Wafu school, Fusako Hoyrup. Fusako Hoyrup is the founder and President of the California Chapter of the Wafu School of Ikebana. Her study of ikebana began over 60 years ago in Japan where she…

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October 15, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition: Teacher Advisor, Autumn Breeze

October 15, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition, Series 2: Autumn Breeze

October 15, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition, Series 2: Autumn Breeze Joan Yusui Suzuki was born in San Francisco and moved to Japan at age six. While in Japan, she began her studies in Sogetsu Ikebana and received her first teaching certificate at the age of 16. Upon her return to the US in…

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September 17, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition, Series 1

September 17, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition, Series 1

September 17, 2021 – A Celebration of Tradition, Series 1 Our zoom program will feature our teacher advisor for the Ohara School, Mrs. Kayoko Fujimoto. Kayoko Suiyo Fujimoto is a Grandmaster of the Ohara School. She has led a large and devoted group of Ohara teachers and students for six decades. Included in a long…

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May 21, 2021 – May Flowers

May 21, 2021 – May Flowers

May 21, 2021 – May Flowers We welcome you to our demonstration and exhibition for this year’s final program. On May 21st, Sumi Metz, Aratame School, and Katsuko Thielke, Sogetsu School, will present a program entitled “May Flowers”. The exhibition arrangements were made by six ikebana artists from 5 ikebana schools. Robyn Torres – Sogetsu…

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April 16, 2021 – Hope Blooms with Spring Flowers

April 16, 2021 – Hope Blooms with Spring Flowers

April 16, 2021 – Hope Blooms with Spring Flowers The program will showcase the different styles of each school. Setsuko Iwami, represents from Ohara School, and Sharon Krawetz, is from Wafu School, will demonstrate. Arrangement exhibits by our Ikebana International Artists Dianne Krueger – Enshu School, Rebecca Shaw – Ikenobo School, Yoko Tahara – Ohara…

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